Telus and Koodo have announced they are giving two months of free wireless service to healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, starting in Quebec and Ontario. The initiative is part of the Telus Mobility for Good program.
“Today, as a thank you for their dedication to keeping others safe, TELUS announced it is crediting monthly rate plan charges for two months for frontline healthcare workers at hospitals most impacted by COVID-19 in the province,” explained the company.
Telus says the credit will be applied to those customers eligible for the two months free wireless service. As for the fine print regarding the two months of free wireless service? It’s stated as follows:
Offer available on all eligible lines on an account, and applies to monthly recurring charges only. Taxes, TELUS Easy Payment fees and any overage charges not included. Service discount will be applied automatically and is valid for 2 months. Regular TELUS EPP discounted rate will apply thereafter if applicable.
“One of the many heartbreaking impacts of this pandemic is that many doctors, nurses and healthcare workers are isolating themselves to avoid risking the health of their families and their community. We want these heroes to know that our TELUS team is extremely grateful for their selfless actions. During these challenging times, we believe that staying connected to their families and loved ones, virtually, can make a meaningful difference, as the human connection is truly the greatest connection of all,” said Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ President and CEO, in a statement.
Quebec hospitals have been identified as having some of the biggest COVID-19 case loads, including Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal and Centre Universitaire de Santé McGill.
Telus says the free wireless service program for healthcare workers will be expanding soon to British Columbia and Alberta.
Great move by Telus. I can’t imagine having to isolate yourself from your family because of working on the COVID-19 front lines.
Update April 29, 2020: Just to clarify, the initiative launched for the select hospitals in Ontario and Quebec on Monday, listed below. This article has been updated accordingly.
- University Health Network, Toronto
- St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
- Sinai Health Systems, Toronto
- Trillium Health Partners, Peel
- North York General Hospital, York
- The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
- Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
- Centre Universitaire de Santé McGill